Taliaferro Drag Car
Showing some of the limitations of the NG900 Chassis used as a drag car. There was a bit of wheel spin there so it was not a fast run but a couple great example. MOst of the flex is in the Uprights. You can read on trolltuner the suspension parts in use here. 2.0L Gt3071.64
Viggen Dark Dyno Full Power
Viggen "Dark" stretches its legs on the Superflow Dyno @ Taliaferros in Springfield, MO
Full Power ~400whp
2.3L GT3071.64, T5 cams, JE pistons, Walbro 630cc, Taliaferro Full Exhaust...
Maybe some cam timing next week.
Viggen Dark stretches its legs for the first time on the Dyno. Just some low power... MId300s runs with conservative rev limit. For tonight. ;)
Just took my car out for a drive thought I would try videoing some of it and sending it out.
Taliaferro Drag car
Showing some of the limitations of the NG900 Chassis used as a drag car. There was a bit of wheel spin there so it was not a fast run but a great example. 2.0L Gt3071.64
Convoy of Saab 95 99 900 viggen on swedish metal music Dark tranquility
Nordic Viggen E85 Traction limited 450hp
Nordic tuned Saab Viggen E85 Traction limited 450hp (Open Diff) Downpipe dumped for playing. GenuineSaab.com
Update Fall -09 Runs 12.4 in the 1/4 on slicks with the smaller Gt2871 turbo and conservative street driving tune!
~ 700hp Turbo Saab, 312kmh (194mph)
Extreme turbo Saab + 300 kmh
Many viewers have misunderstood this video, so I explain it a little:
-Speed at finish line (1mile/1609m) is measured. Time is not measured.
-First Saab does 1st and 2nd gear with ~half throttle. Second Saab has limited Boost for 1st and 2nd gear.
- three extra seconds between 0-100kmh typically means ~30meters wasted. But three extra seconds used in speeds close to 300kmh, means almost 300meters wasted.
Here is equally powerful RWD cars (if not even more HP's) These RWD's are a lot faster between 0-150kmh, but these Saabs are faster from 150kmh-300kmh. You get the point when you compare speeds at finish line. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urWWdomnncw
-A Saab 9-5 driver pushes a little too much throttle @3rd gear and looses traction. He lifts a throttle and pushes it back, but too much again and then he gears up 4th, a bit earlier than planned. (optimal is@205kmh).
Earlier that summer I broke one gearbox when pushing too hard on 3rd gear.
With new gearbox and at later event, I drove very gently on first three gears to avoid breaking it again. I pushed WOT for the first time on 4th gear @ 190kmh. You can hear it clearly on following video. Engine tone changes totally around 200kmh. Incar video is from 299kmh pull (at 1 mile race) Something happened to camera during the run. So I didn't get any incar video from a 305kmh pull. To see that run from the start line, please see my other videos.
Here is incar video until camera dies. Start is @1min. http://youtu.be/M4NNX4Ygnwc
Saab 9-3 Viggen
1999 SAAB 9-3 Viggen (2.3 ltr turbo) with 3" JT cat-back Exhaust and Saabflight ECU. Power gains achieved without increasing base-Boost above standard.
These third and fourth gear pullaways were recorded on a private facility (the limited length of which constrained the speeds reached)
0.38 'g' achieved in third gear.
NB. UK spec vehicle so speedometer reads in miles per hour.